Scholarship Program

If you are funded through a 5310 or are a Tribal Transit provider you are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend workshops, trainings, and seminars. RTAP supports opportunities for you to learn more. Requirements are noted below. 


  • Complete one application for every person requesting a scholarship.
  • At no time should an applicant assume that the scholarship request will be approved. The program has a limited budget. 
  • The scholarship application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the date of the training or event.
  • Should the training be announced less than 30 days prior to the actual event/training, please identify this in your application in the notes section. In this scenario, MnDOT RTAP will expedite the review.

The expense reimbursement request form must be submitted within 30 days of the event.

Please contact Deb Brisk at with any questions regarding your scholarship application or reimbursement.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Breakfast reimbursements may be claimed only if the employee is on assignment away from their temporary or permanent work station in a travel status overnight or departs from home in an assigned travel status before 6:00 A.M.

Eligibility for noon meal reimbursement shall be based upon the employee being on assignment, over thirty-five (35) miles from his/her temporary or permanent work station, with the work assignment extending over the normal noon meal period.

Dinner reimbursement may be claimed only if the employee is away from his/her temporary or permanent work station in a travel status overnight or is required to remain in a travel status until after 7:00 P.M.

Except for the metropolitan areas listed below, the maximum reimbursement for meals including tax and gratuity, shall be:

Breakfast — $9.00
Lunch — $11.00
Dinner — $16.00

For the following metropolitan areas the maximum reimbursement shall be:

Breakfast — $11.00
Lunch — $13.00
Dinner — $20.00

The metropolitan areas are:

Dallas/Fort Worth
Kansas City
Los Angeles
New Orleans
New York City
Portland, OR
San Diego
San Francisco
St. Louis
Washington, D.C.

If meals are included in the event registration, do not request reimbursement for meals. Receipts are not required for meals that are provided by the conference/event.

Alcoholic beverages are not reimbursable.

Lodging is reimbursable if the transit system is greater than 75 miles from the location of the event.

If there is a block of rooms reserved by the host of the event, make every effort to stay in that hotel for the discounted rate.